Amy Winehouse’s Story Told Anew: “Back to Black” Teaser Released
The world just got its first glimpse of Back to Black, the much-anticipated Amy Winehouse biopic, through its international teaser trailer. Directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson, this cinematic tribute stars Marisa Abela, best known for her role in Industry, as the iconic Winehouse. The film chronicles the singer’s journey from a teen playing in small clubs to her transformation into an award-winning, yet beleaguered music sensation. Watch the trailer below.
Set for a U.S. release on May 10, the teaser offers a sneak peek into the emotional rollercoaster of Winehouse’s life, including her intense relationship with Blake Fielder-Civil. The biopic, greenlit by the Amy Winehouse Foundation, promises a deeper dive into the complexities of Winehouse’s life and artistry.
“Back to Black” follows on the heels of Asif Kapaida’s 2015 documentary “Amy,” which delved into Winehouse’s battles with addiction leading up to her tragic death from alcohol poisoning in 2011. This isn’t the first time Winehouse’s story has been told; another documentary focused on the making of her acclaimed album “Back to Black.”
The film, scripted by Matt Greenhalgh, boasts an impressive cast including Jack O’Connell, Eddie Marsan, and Lesley Manville. Winehouse, known for her deep, expressive contralto vocals and eclectic mix of musical genres, remains an influential figure in the music world. Her struggles with substance abuse and mental health issues were widely publicized, casting a shadow over her remarkable talent.
In “Back to Black,” fans can expect a raw and compelling portrayal of Winehouse’s life, her rise to fame, and the challenges she faced. This biopic not only commemorates Winehouse’s musical legacy but also serves as a poignant reminder of her battles, offering an intimate look at the woman behind the headlines.